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Selecting Fire Protection Equipment

  1. #371 – Which Fire Sprinkler Flex Drop Do I Need? Part 2

    #371 – Which Fire Sprinkler Flex Drop Do I Need? Part 2
    NFPA 13 offers guidelines for easy, compliant, and safe fire sprinkler flex drop installations. Learn the rules before your next project!
  2. #369 – Replacement Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons: Finding the Right Model

    #369 – Replacement Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons: Finding the Right Model
    Finding the correct replacement fire sprinkler escutcheons can seem challenging, but read this post to simplify the process.
  3. #360 – How Does a Water Motor Gong Work in Fire Sprinkler Systems?

    #360 – How Does a Water Motor Gong Work in Fire Sprinkler Systems?
    Alarm gong systems deliver warning that sprinklers are operating—even if the power goes out. Learn exactly how they work.
  4. #359 – When Do I Need a Digital Tachometer in Fire Protection System ITM?

    #359 – When Do I Need a Digital Tachometer in Fire Protection System ITM?
    Learn why handheld digital tachometers offer unmatched accuracy and ease of use in fire pump tests and other RPM measurements.
  5. #354 – Recessed vs. Concealed Sprinkler Heads: What's The Difference?

    #354 – Recessed vs. Concealed Sprinkler Heads: What's The Difference?
    Recessed sprinklers stay in sight. Cover plates hide concealed sprinklers. But learn why there's more to these types sprinklers than meets the eye.
  6. #352 – The Essential Guide to Tyco Sprinkler Heads

    #352 – The Essential Guide to Tyco Sprinkler Heads
    Choosing fire sprinklers shouldn’t be difficult. Learn about the broad selection of Tyco sprinkler heads for any application.
  7. #350 – Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Fire Sprinkler Heads

    #350 – Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Fire Sprinkler Heads
    Fire sprinkler heads corrode quickly in certain environments—here are the models that resist it Corrosion converts compounds such as iron, brass, and bronze from their metallic states into less reactive molecules, often oxides and sulfides. Iron oxide (rust) is the most familiar example of this. Corrosion slowly weakens and destroys equipment as metal dissolves or flakes away. Depending on the...
  8. #349 – Custom Fire Sprinkler Covers: A Perfect Match to Your Wall or Ceiling

    #349 – Custom Fire Sprinkler Covers: A Perfect Match to Your Wall or Ceiling
    How to order custom colors and finishes for fire sprinkler cover plates Unmatched fire sprinkler covers can stand out like a sore thumb on a ceiling. But know this: painting them yourself to blend in with the aesthetics of your room can have devastating consequences. Not only will it void your fire sprinkler manufacturer’s warranty and violate fire codes—it can...
  9. #346 – Pitot Gauge Kits for Fire Hose Testing & Hydrant Flow Tests

    #346 – Pitot Gauge Kits for Fire Hose Testing & Hydrant Flow Tests
    Even fire pump testing gets easier with complete kits for the ITM professional A pitot gauge has long been an essential piece of equipment for hydrant flow tests and fire hose testing. Still, inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) professionals almost always need more tools to conduct these tests (and others) quickly and accurately. And even consumers who stick with basic...
  10. #345 – How to Turn Off a Sprinkler Head with a Shutgun Sprinkler Stopper

    #345 – How to Turn Off a Sprinkler Head with a Shutgun Sprinkler Stopper
    A simple, effective fire sprinkler tool stops water fast Fire sprinklers are incredibly reliable and save lives, extinguishing fires or controlling them and buying time for occupants to escape and firefighters to arrive. But sometimes, fire sprinklers activate unintentionally. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that fire departments responded to about 33,600 unintentional fire sprinkler activations in 2014. And...

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